The Secretary General met with Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Neris Germanas to discuss energy security and the Energy Charter Diplomatic Dialogues. The Diplomatic Dialogues aim to involve energy experts and diplomats with the purpose of fostering closer cooperation and communication between high level-officials of energy consuming, producing and transit countries. Dr Rusnák thanked Mr Germanas and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for nominating energy diplomat Mr Aidas Rimkevičius for secondment assignment at the Energy Charter Secretariat in order to help facilitate the Energy Charter Diplomatic Dialogues.
In Vilnius, the Secretary General also visited the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence where he met its Deputy Director, Colonel Jean-Marc Bouillet and familiarised himself with Centre’s tasks and achievements. They exchanged invitations to various energy security training courses, workshops, and publications related to energy security issues.
Lithuania has been an active member of Energy Charter Conference since it signed the Energy Charter Treaty in 1995 and has also signed the International Energy Charter declaration in 2015.